National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson

4.7
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With a stone and glass exterior that blends into the landscape, surrounded by a scattering of bronze statues, National Museum of Wildlife Art houses a beautiful collection of wildlife art. Animals are represented in paintings, drawings, sculptures, and multimedia pieces from both American and European artists. Roughly half of the museum is a permanent exhibit, while temporary exhibits fill the rest of the space: check the website for up-to-date information. Using our custom trip planner, Jackson Hole attractions like National Museum of Wildlife Art can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Even if you’ve visited the museum before, there is an exhibit of the work of wildlife photographer Thomas Mangelsen that will be on display at the museum until May, 2019, that you’ve got to see. If yo...  more »
  • Very friendly staff. Excellent photography exhibit. A nice place to visit if you need a break from cold. Outdoor sculpture garden was nice.  more »
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  • Out of all of my trip to Yellowstone this was by far the most amazing and memorable for me. As a young artist with a passion for color and art this Art Museum about had me in tears, so many beautiful pieces and the building itself has an amazing was of glowing together! There is an area for the little kiddos to play and have fun, learn and so some art of their own and a section where they can read with dolls like the wild things. I am in love with this place, I will be taking my family and kids there again one day. They have a beautiful gift shop that isnt overwhelming and they have some beautiful and unique gifts. They have amazing things to look at outside along with the view! I dont think I could have found a more amazing and beautiful art Museum to go to.
  • GREAT DISPLAY - WORTH A VISIT!! Beautiful observation deck, great view of the valley with a free telescope to use!! Gives you a good understanding of the local wildlife and you get to see the changes in human perspective over time. PRICE$$: You can get discount on the somewhat hight prices if you are a child, student, vet, military, or senior person which brought our groups price per person down to around $7 instead of the usual $12 per adult. LAYOUT: The layout is scattered but small enough to make sure you can see everything in at least 2 hours if you don't linger. DISPLAYS: There is a very informative display about invisible boundaries and the affect on wild life migration patterns in Yellowstone area that is eye opening. There are interactive displays and videos that convey the scale of the Yellowstone ecosystem very effectively. You get to see almost first hand how animals are oblivious to the "boundaries" of the park. The display is on loan for a few seasons I believe so go check it out if you're in the area this year!! (2018) There is also a statue of the mythical Hercules taming the stallions, which was made by the same man who sculpted the famous mount Rushmore faces. KIDS: kids will definitely enjoy the visit to the museum. Not only is is small enough so they won't get bored, but there's plenty of interactive displays and interesting pictures. There is an entire section for kids with workshops and play areas. Great thinking!!
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